June 2016

MSF calls for resumption of aid and protection for Syrian refugees stuck in the desert on the Jordanian border

Amman, Jordan. 30 June – Around 60,000 people who are stuck in extremely harsh conditions close to Jordan’s northeastern border with Syria need humanitarian aid to be resumed immediately, and international protection has to be offered, medical humanitarian organization, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said Thursday.

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Conversion Disorder- When psychological distress translates into physical symptoms

Shareefa was diagnosed with conversion disorder at the young age of 19. Upon referral from a psychiatrist, she was brought to one of the MSF clinics in North Kashmir by her father and uncle. Hailing from a lower-middle class family of the Pattan region (one of the villages in North Kashmir worst hit by the ongoing socio-political conflict in the state), Shareefa had a family of seven. Her parents, three younger sisters and one elder brother constituted her world until one day she lost her only brother in an encounter in the neighborhood.

Syria: MSF staff on working in Al Salamah hospital, Azaz

“I had the opportunity to work in Germany but I refused. I want to work in Syria because people need us, and we are now facing a huge shortage of doctors” says Thurayia Zein Al Abideen a paediatrician at MSF’s Al Salamah hospital in Azaz district, northern Syria.


Thurayia who has worked with MSF since 2013, is one of the nearly 150 Syrian staff who manage the hospital. It is the largest MSF medical facility still inside Syria.


Nigeria / Borno State: at least 24,000 displaced people in dire health situation in Bama

Critical Humanitarian Needs for Displaced in Bama, Borno State, Nigeria
Abuja, Paris, June 22, 2016—A catastrophic humanitarian emergency is currently unfolding in a camp for internally displaced people in Borno State, Nigeria, said the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Wednesday.